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Old 01 July 2010, 01:43 AM
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"This is an “Ethnic Food” section from a grocery store in Alexanderplatz, Berlin. It’s actually a pretty cool and funny insight as to what is considered American food abroad. Depending on how you look at it it’s either really cool or pretty depressing. I myself find it somewhat accurate but also pretty entertaining. It also makes you wonder what other countries think of their “Ethnic Food” sections in supermarkets here."-Heesa Phadie June 29, 2010



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Old 01 July 2010, 01:53 AM
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Marshmallow fluff? I didn't know such a thing existed!
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Old 01 July 2010, 02:01 AM
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I bought a vindaloo from Sainsbury's fresh delicatessen section a few weeks ago. It was quite tasty but DOYC knows what it was because it wasn't a vindaloo.
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Old 01 July 2010, 02:22 AM
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Marshmallow fluff? I didn't know such a thing existed!
You don't know what you're missing! In some school districts up here (the birthplace of Fluff is Lynn, Massachusetts) you can get a peanut butter and Fluff sandwich (or a Fluffernutter, if you will) as an option for a school lunch.


To quote Mr. Greywolf, "Fluff is not a consumer item, it is a state of being."
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Old 01 July 2010, 02:52 AM
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You don't know what you're missing! In some school districts up here (the birthplace of Fluff is Lynn, Massachusetts) you can get a peanut butter and Fluff sandwich (or a Fluffernutter, if you will) as an option for a school lunch.


To quote Mr. Greywolf, "Fluff is not a consumer item, it is a state of being."
Mr. Greywolf is wise indeed.
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Old 01 July 2010, 03:03 AM
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Fluffernutters are absolutely divine!
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Old 01 July 2010, 03:05 AM
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Mr. Greywolf is wise indeed.
Mr. Greywolf is currently under the influence of Fluff, and therefore cannot be fully trusted at this time.



Lgrey"OUIF: Operating Under the Influence of Fluff"wolf
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Old 01 July 2010, 03:08 AM
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What's even better is Fluff with Nutella on a graham cracker. S'mores without a campfire!!!!
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Old 01 July 2010, 03:11 AM
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Nutella isn't American - it's a Swiss invention is it not?
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Old 01 July 2010, 03:19 AM
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Nutella isn't American - it's a Swiss invention is it not?
Yes, but it is wonderful as is Fluff, so they are still closely related. Franjava I use Nutella, fluff, butter, and/or Peter Pan on the zucchini, bananna, oatmeal, or carrot breads too sometimes. Usually just any two of the toppings but sometimes 3 or more.
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Unbelievable that they didn't have anything in the way of gravy.
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Cervus, have you ever seen marshmallow "creme"? They're the same thing.
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Old 01 July 2010, 04:33 AM
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Very Swiss, but actually Italian. Kind of like how Heidi is kind of german. I'm sure Swiss were involved.
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Old 01 July 2010, 04:36 AM
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Italian.

Regarding the OP, I have heard that there is a large number of Americans in and around Berlin and the variety available in that store confirms it. I am on a expat message board for English speakers and someone started a thread about finding marshmallows. And someone recently posted a recipe for how to make chocolate syrup since there's no local equivalent.

I have to say, I'm very surprised. She didn't show any brown sugar. This is the number one question on the expat board, "Where do I find brown sugar?"
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Old 01 July 2010, 12:50 PM
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Sorry for the confusion. I wasn't saying that Nutella was American, just that it's yummy with fluff.

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I have to say, I'm very surprised. She didn't show any brown sugar. This is the number one question on the expat board, "Where do I find brown sugar?"
No brown sugar?!?! What's a baker to do?
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Old 01 July 2010, 01:24 PM
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Marshmallow fluff? I didn't know such a thing existed!

Ooooh, I love Marshmallow Fluff! I can buy it in my normal food store, not in some ethnic food corner or something like that.
There are two flavours here, Marshmallow and Strawberry.
I prefer the Marshmallow, since it is white and we all know that white food has no calories, right?
I haven't tried it on PB yet, I guess, I have something new to try


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Italian.

Regarding the OP, I have heard that there is a large number of Americans in and around Berlin and the variety available in that store confirms it. I am on a expat message board for English speakers and someone started a thread about finding marshmallows. And someone recently posted a recipe for how to make chocolate syrup since there's no local equivalent.

I have to say, I'm very surprised. She didn't show any brown sugar. This is the number one question on the expat board, "Where do I find brown sugar?"
If you have white sugar and molasses, you can make brown sugar in a food processor. 1 cup of sugar to 1 and 1/2 tablespoons of molasses. Just whizz it around until it is well combined. For dark brown sugar, just use more molasses.
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Old 01 July 2010, 02:10 PM
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Nutella is fantastic - I like to smear it on soft baps.

I was nosing around the local deli the other day and I picked up some American peanut butter. Just a jar of Skippy, nothing unusual, and I almost popped it in my basket as I knew I was running low. Good job I didn't, the price was 3 fecking quid
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Nutella is fantastic - I like to smear it on soft baps.

I was nosing around the local deli the other day and I picked up some American peanut butter. Just a jar of Skippy, nothing unusual, and I almost popped it in my basket as I knew I was running low. Good job I didn't, the price was 3 fecking quid
Well, depending on how big the jar was, that's not too far off from U.S. prices. Prices from here:

18 oz - $3.29
28 oz - $4.79
40 oz - $6.29

And right now 3 = $4.49.
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Old 01 July 2010, 02:20 PM
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No brown sugar?!?! What's a baker to do?
It's not hard to make. It's just white sugar with molasses added back in.
Which is what I'm going to have to do when I move to Brazil soon.
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